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Phone Patching from VietNam

Ham Radio History 0 Comments 05/24/2022 


Posted By: Robert Nickels (W9RAN)
Posted on 05/24/2022

Another nice showcase of 1970 ham public service featuring Lenore Jensen W6NAZ at her Collins-equipped station in California.


   Phone patches were a common activity on the ham bands for many years.   Although it was not difficult to homebrew a patch, many hams bought commercial units, often in kit form from Heathkit but assembled phone patches were also sold by Gonset, WRL,  EF Johnson/NYE Viking, and were incorporated into nearly every multifunction station console from Collins, Drake, Heathkit, Galaxy and ...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 09/30/2022 
    It's probably safe to say that no company produced more components for radio builders than the National Radio Company of Malden Mass.,   many of which were designed by radio engineer extrordinaire James Millen  W1HRX.    Having acquired a degree in mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute, Millen always stressed solid mechanical design principles in National'...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 09/11/2022 
   Homebrewing has always been a big part of ham radio, but it clearly peaked during the period following WWII when surplus components became availalbe in quantity and at low prices.  Most large cities had at least one surplus store and the supply was so great that authors wrote magazine articles based around surplus components because they knew readers would have no problem in finding them.But ...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 07/22/2022 
   Here's a simple kit that is useful for tube and solid state projects - a dummy load with power indication.   The 4S-Dummy Load is a simple kit that employs the use of large SMT parts and  LEDs to provide rough indication of power up to 10W output.   Just 12 bucks!  MORE INFO...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 06/02/2022 
   Everyone knows the history of the "Missiles of October"  - the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.   But many - even dedicated radio fans - may not know that 10 US AM radio stations joined the fight against the threat of nuclear proliferation by becoming the medium wave extension of the Voice of America.    This excerpt from a 206 page paper entitled "Cuban American Radio W...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 05/18/2022